Thursday, February 19, 2015

LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS (Mourning Wood) & Sault Ontario Weekend Concert Previews!!

For our first of two weekend concert preview posts this weekend (segmented by each half of the Twin Saults), we're taking a look at this weekend's currently announced hard rock and punk shows in Sault Ontario, including SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERTS for this weekend, so here's what you should know!

Local classic/hard rock trio Mourning Wood will return to the stage this weekend for two shows THIS SATURDAY NIGHT at different venues! Apologies for the short notice, the guys only announced these shows earlier today via their Facebook event page. After taking the holiday weekend off, the guys will return to The New American Pub for the first time in over two months to start their busy Saturday at 6:00 PM, which does seem very early, but this has been the standard start time for their New A appearances, so it's not odd if you've seen them there. After that show wraps up, the guys will head west to The Rednecks Saloon to kick off an abbreviated nighttime set that will start there at 11:00 PM, so if you want to see Mourning Wood, you have two options on Saturday! That said, no word on why they're not playing either venue tomorrow night. Neither has an announced cover charge, and you must be 19 to attend.

For more details, visit the above links! This is a unique situation to see Mourning Wood play two concerts in one night, but I did assume this could happen given how early their New A shows have always been. Hopefully they deliver solid hard rock action at both venues THIS SATURDAY, so keep them in mind, and here's the guys at Toystock last fall!

Moving to previously announced concerts, we'll head to The Rockstar Bar next for the first of two multi-band shows at the venue this weekend, as three Tidal Records-affiliated bands will take the stage for a night of punk and alternative intensity! TOMORROW NIGHT's show will be headlined by newer local punk(?) quartet The Cover Up (featuring Rising Tide, Lion Ride, Bankshot, and Room 206 alumni) in their second announced public concert, and while I can't confirm anything regarding their sound, they have a very promising and talented lineup that fans should take to! They'll be joined by Cover Up member Clint Wilson's former indie/punk band Northwest (in their first show of the year) and rising young alternative/grunge trio The Pixo Control (in their first ever Rockstar Bar appearance), and both should be quality compliments for a very promising concert! This 19+ concert has a likely 10:00 PM start time, and while there's no announced cover, bring at least $5 just in case.

For more details, visit the above links! This sounds like an entertaining concert for punk fans to check out, and there's plenty of established and upcoming talent to take in from all three bands, so be sure to keep this concert in mind in your weekend concert plans! In lieu of a Cover Up video (hopefully they get more of an online presence soon), here's footage of Northwest live last year!

In a brief detour from The Rockstar Bar, we'll head central to The Harp Bar & Grill, as local hard rock solo artist Tym Morrison is scheduled to return to the former Madison's Pub for solo acoustic concerts TOMORROW & SATURDAY NIGHT! Though yet to be announced on Facebook, his website's calendar does list shows for this weekend, so we'll treat them as on unless there's an announcement to the contrary. Returning to his usual double set of concerts after only playing once last weekend due to a outside booking, you can take in Tym's entertaining and varied acoustic covers via tomorrow's jam night that he hosts and Saturday night's regular solo concert, with both taking place at 10:00 PM with 19+ age limits and no announced cover charges. For more details, visit the above links, don't miss Tym's newest Harp shows this weekend, and here he is at Mill Square!

Finally for our Sault Ontario previews, we'll head back to The Rockstar Bar for one more show THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, as local funk/hard rock quartets The Elements and Late Shift will join forces! Making their first public concert appearances of the year, this will also be one of our first chances to see the bands' new original songs (The Elements have teased debuting 2 on Saturday), and if you're a fan of the band members' work from bands like Winkstinger, Redundant, Redefined, and Northwest, you'll probably have a great time with The Elements & Late Shift's covers and originals on Saturday! Like with tomorrow's Cover-Up headlined show, there is a 19+ age limit in effect, no announced cover charge (but have cash on hand just in case), and an announced 10:00 PM start time. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! This sounds like a fun concert in it's own right, and it's great to see original hard rock and punk bands all weekend at The Rockstar Bar, so don't forget about either show, and here's The Elements live at Rock For Dimes!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for Sault Michigan and any potential late notice concert previews TOMORROW! Thanks everyone!

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